Today I went to the Below 65 Gallery to see my pieces that I submitted to their Winter Art Fair event.
At the gallery I saw many unique and beautifully created works of art. I particularly liked the large wooden mosaic submissions, an acrylic or oil piece which had hidden painted animals within its finished painting, and an acrylic painting of a barn owl in flight.
Seeing my pieces on display was exciting and I felt very proud of myself. this was my first time exhibiting anywhere and I hope there will be many more opportunities like this in the future.
Did I tell you guys I'm on Pinterest...... yeah well I'm just a teeny bit obsessed. You can follow me for regular updates of new listings to my shop's website and you can get a further insight into what I am about but checking out my other boards, hope to see you there, byeeeee!
One of the things I've been busy doing while away from blogland was attending regular arts and craft classes which allowed me to try many different crafts. In a future post I will share some of the craft projects I did with you.
Last week we revisited upcycling and worked with old t-shirts this time. I decided to create jersey yarn. Here are the steps I took to create my jersey yarn:
I was surprised by how much yarn I got from two half of t-shirts, 35'15" from the orange, yellow and pink combo and I got 38'10" from the green, blue and black combo.
I couldn't wait to create something with my new upcycled jersey yarn, you can see what I have created here.
I celebrated my birthday last week and had a lovely day. I Got some brilliant presents and I wanted to share this one with you. Its a beautiful handmade crochet hook roll made by the talented lady of Scented Sweetpeas with an accompanying set of 12 colourful metal crochet hooks of varying sizes.
I love them so much I've already started using them to create more lovelies to stock my website, so don't forget to check it out for new stock listings.
I want to share some exciting good news with you all. Over the last four weeks I have been working on three canvases to submit to a local gallery for their Creativity Unframed Winter Art Fair coming up this November to December.
So yesterday was the first day of submission and I am please to let tell you that all three of my canvases were accepted, WOOHOO!!!!!
So here they are, I hope you like them -
This one is titled - The Tree Of Life
This one is titled -
Home Is Where The Heart Is.
This one is titled - Gone With The Wind.
The Art Festival will run for six weeks at the Gilbert & Clark Frame Print - The gallery is open Mondays to Saturdays from 9:30am to 4:30pm, they will have some evening viewing in December, please follow their facebook page for updates on those dates.
Just a quick post to let you know that I have done it!! Yep yesterday I launched my website Checiegirl Creations. And would you believe it I have already made my first sale YAY!!
I would love for you to pop over and have a nose around and please tell me what you think of it and the creations listed so far and please feel free to tell all your friends and family about Checiegirl Creations.
I've been away but now I'm back, so what have I been up to? Lots and lots but most importantly I've been developing and working on improving my art skills. This year I joined a fine art class and I have found it both challenging and fun.
I am also the lucky new owner of my very own Art Studio space - it's small but it's all mine!! GRIN!! One day I'll do a video tour of the space and I'll be sure to share it with you all.
If you've been a visitor to my blog before, a quick look at it now and you would notice that there has been some changes. It's no longer a blog and a blogshop but only a blog where I will continue to share my arty adventures.
So are you wondering if you can still buy my creations? Well yes of course you can, I'm happy to share with you all that I will be launching my new shop website soon.
I've been working on lots of new designs and products, perfect for the upcoming Christmas season. So I hope you would check out the website when it is live, I look forward to hearing your feedback.
So keep your eyes peeled for new blog updates to stay abreast of all that is coming up in Checiegirl Creations.